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Mrs. Heikkinen from Hartford CT is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Literacy Loves Company!

Help me give my students the tools they need to work independently in a well-organized and well-equipped literacy center.

  • $271 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach in a Title 1 school in the inner city. Although many of the children have experienced personal struggle and poverty, they still come to school with a positive attitude and a belief that they are responsible for their learning and their success. While the students' ability levels vary, they are all eager to increase their skills in reading, math, and science.

My third graders have become a community of learners.

They participate cooperatively in lessons in order to move their learning forward. I enjoy listening in on their conversations as they solve problems and prove answers. The discussions can become quite lively as the teammates learn from each other!

My Project

I am in the process of updating my literacy center. I am fortunate to have a print-rich classroom. However, there are still some important educational and organizational materials that would greatly improve my center.

A literacy center will help my students grow into thoughtful readers and writers by providing them with materials that are interesting and inviting.

A good literacy center is well-organized and has activities that are at the "just right" level for each student. It also provides students the opportunity to work independently or with small groups of peers.

Mrs. Heikkinen
Grades 3-5
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
SORTER FILE 12PCKTS SR/GY LEE14112 • School Specialty $65.99 1 $65.99
Toobaloo - Set of 4 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $21.56 2 $43.12
Classroom Keepers(r) Assorted Magazine Holders - Set of 6 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $20.66 1 $20.66
Sight Words Bingo • Kaplan Early Learning Company $13.46 1 $13.46
FOLDER 2 PKT W/FASTNRS ASST PACK OF 25 - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $11.99 1 $11.99
FOLDER TWIN-POCKET 8.5X11 LT BLUE PACK OF 25 • School Specialty $11.09 1 $11.09
Sight Word Flash Cards Level 3 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16
Sight Word Flash Cards Level 2 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16
Sight Word Flash Cards Level 1 • Kaplan Early Learning Company $7.16 1 $7.16

Materials cost

$187.79

Vendor shipping charges

$8.91

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.82

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$229.52

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$40.50

Total project goal

$270.02

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$270.02

3 Donors

-$270.02

Donations toward project cost

-$229.52

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$40.50

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$0.00

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